If you are used to living in Jacksonville, you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.
Rely on MB Heating & Cooling to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.
If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.
Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the Illinois dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.
You probably do not think much about the air duct, or ductwork, system in your Jacksonville, home. After all, it sits quietly behind your walls out of sight and, therefore, out of mind, as you go about your daily business. However, your air duct system operates like your house’s circulatory system, working tirelessly day and night taking cooled or heated air to every room in your home and returning air back to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Unfortunately, many air duct systems are not working at peak efficiency in most homes, which means uneven temperature distribution, regular discomfort, and wasted energy. The professionals at MB Heating & Cooling want to help you fix that problem.
It is a good idea to have your air duct system inspected to identify where you might have leaks as well as where increased insulation may be needed. In addition, our trained professionals can help you balance the distribution of your heating and cooling with alternative solutions. These solutions work well if you have registers located in poorly located spots in a room or if the number of registers is unbalanced through your home.
By calling MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328, you will be taking the first step to increasing the comfort of your home as well as reducing your energy bills for the long term. Do not neglect your home’s circulatory system. Make the investment in a ductwork inspection, repair, and maintenance. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable heating and cooling systems is critical for a commercial organization. You may need to keep your employees comfortable and productive. Perhaps your sensitive equipment must operate in a climate-controlled space. Or you simply need a pleasant place for consumers to browse and shop.
Our team at MB Heating & Cooling is ready and waiting to help you select the best commercial heating and cooling system for your particular requirements. We also provide maintenance services to keep everything up and running.
Scaling your heating system to the correct size is important in a commercial business. Our trained professionals can evaluate your unique heating needs, local climate, and building configuration to find a commercial heating solution that fits your needs.
Commercial furnaces and boilers are common heating systems for Jacksonville commercial operations. We also work with ducted and ductless heat pumps. Call MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328 today.
The heat of the summer can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous and damaging to Illinois commercial businesses. Make sure you have a reliable, properly scaled cooling system at your business to keep your employees, customers, and business partners comfortable as well as your equipment at its peak capacities. Talk with us about commercial air conditioners, cooling towers, chillers and heat pumps.
Whatever heating and cooling system you choose, be sure to schedule regular maintenance to keep both up and running. We offer affordable, customized maintenance plans .
Our trained technicians conduct a complete inspection, cleaning, and tune-up of your commercial heating and cooling system every year. By nipping potential problems in the bud, we can make needed adjustments and repairs before a commercial system breakdown occurs. In the long run, that will reduce your repair bills as well as the stress that comes with a non-functioning heating or cooling system. Request commercial service online today.
If you live in Illinois, you know that reliable heating is critical in the colder months. High-efficiency boilers can be an excellent way to heat your Jacksonville home, whether you rely on natural gas or heating oil as your source of energy.
If you use a residential boiler system and begin noticing things like deep rumbling noises or inconsistent heat, you may want to check your pilot light or thermostat. If you can’t see an easy fix, be sure to call our trained experts at MB Heating & Cooling. We would be happy to come out and inspect your boiler system for pressure valve malfunctions or other common problems and provide repair services.
However, if you are using an older boiler, say more than 10 years old, it may be worth it to purchase a new one. You will recoup much of your initial investment in energy savings. Studies show that older boilers may be only 50 percent efficient, wasting half the energy you purchase, while the best systems available today can be up to 98 percent efficient.
Call MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328 for more details. Our team can provide guidance on the best residential boiler for your home based on your local climate, the size of your residence, and your family’s unique needs. Request boiler service online today.
If you have regular battles over the thermostat setting in your house, you may want to consider investing in a ductless heating and cooling system for particular rooms in your Jacksonville home. Ductless systems work by providing climate control to a particular room or space.
Since ductless systems do not use your Illinois home’s ductwork system, you can save the energy often lost while heated and cooled air travels from room to room via air ducts. In addition, only a small hole connecting the indoor and outdoor units is required in order to install a unit, which makes installations very straightforward.
Our team at MB Heating & Cooling recommends installing a ductless unit in spare rooms such as sun porches or attic bedrooms as well as in rooms where family members might prefer different temperatures. A ductless system can help balance heating and cooling throughout your home as well.
Compared with traditional heating and cooling systems, the upfront costs associated with a ductless may be a bit more. You will recoup some of the cost through reduced energy bills, so don’t let this prevent you from exploring this option if you are interested.
From time to time, you may need to hire an electrician to address problems or expansions in your Jacksonville home. MB Heating & Cooling provides professional electricians to add indoor or outdoor lights, security systems, or smart home devices. In addition, we can help install, repair, or upgrade electrical services including generators, wiring, or circuit board panels.
In today’s highly technological world, there are many gadgets, tools, and systems designed to make life easier in your Illinois home. Adding one or two new electronic toys may not have an effect on your electrical system, but when you start installing major entertainment systems, house-wide smart devices, or other such technology, you want to make sure you are not overloading your electrical system.
Our trained electricians can come out and inspect your current wiring and circuit board system, as well as your planned additions to help you scale your system so it can handle the new electrical load. Once you understand your capacity, you can consider items such as generators, outdoor flood lighting, or home security systems.
Occasionally, you may require general maintenance or repairs on your electrical system. It’s important to rely on a professional to make sure the work is performed safely and effectively while meeting building codes.
Whenever you require electrical services, call MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328. Our licensed electricians will be happy to evaluate your situation and answer any questions you might have. Request electrical service online today.
When the mercury falls here in Illinois, you will want a reliable and functioning furnace to keep your home warm. If you happen to be building a new home or creating a large addition, you may be looking for the best heating solution to install. Owners of older homes may need to replace aging furnaces to gain efficiency or eliminate costly repairs.
Although furnaces have been around for a century, there are many different designs, fuel sources, and sizes available today. Sorting through all the features, price points, sizes, and designs can be overwhelming. Our team at MB Heating & Cooling can go over all the different furnace options available on the market today to help you make the best decision for your budget and lifestyle.
Our trained professionals can look at your Jacksonville home’s size, design layout, and construction material, as well as the local climate, to recommend the optimum furnace for your situation. It’s important you select the proper sized furnace to generate enough heat on extremely cold days while not wasting energy on a regular basis.
Once you invest in a new furnace, it’s important to maintain it regularly to keep it up and running year after year. Solid maintenance will also help you extend the life of your new investment.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Reevaluating your heating and cooling system can seem to be a fruitless exercise between units that all seem the same. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may appear to promise the same things at roughly the same costs. Why change something that worked in the past in your Jacksonville home?
Depending on your home and location, a residential geothermal heat pump could dramatically cut your energy costs, ramp up your home efficiency, and reduce your home’s noise levels. These innovative units transfer heat from the ground where the temperatures do not fluctuate as much into your home. This unique setup leverages clean, renewable energy in ways that are simple to use on an everyday basis.
Before you fall in love with the idea of a geothermal system, be sure that your Illinois home is able to have one installed. This is highly dependent on location. In addition, geothermal systems may require a higher initial investment depending on your needs.
However, generally speaking, a geothermal heating and cooling system will cost much less to maintain and use than other HVAC options. If you purchase a geothermal furnace that also functions as a water heater, you may save even more. Remember to take into account your long-term goals and plan accordingly.
Our qualified professionals at MB Heating & Cooling are ready and waiting to help you decide what is best for your needs—give us a call at 217-544-4328. Request geothermal heat pump service online today
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to conventionally heating and cooling your Jacksonville home. Instead of creating their own heat to warm up your home, heat pumps simply take heat from outside and pump it into your indoor space in the winter. During the hot summer months, the heat pump does the opposite: it pumps the heat from inside your home to outside, resulting in a cooler indoor climate.
Heat pumps are an efficient and cost-effective way to provide the heating and cooling you need in Illinois. In some cases, heat pumps may cost much less than what you would be paying to run a conventional heating and cooling system.
Talk with us at MB Heating & Cooling to learn about air-source heat pumps, which are the most common type of heat pump. These typically use much less electricity than is required by furnaces and baseboard heating options.
Although heat pumps were originally designed for homes in moderate climates, developments in technology have made heat pumps great options for homes in colder climates as well. Ask us about ductless, or mini-split, heat pumps. They are perfect for homes without ductwork.
Call our team of professionals at MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328 . Our heating and cooling experts can provide additional information about heat pumps and help you determine if they would be a good solution for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
As home automation technology continues to advance, homeowners will be able to do some amazing things to monitor and control aspects of their Jacksonville home. Currently, the range of possibilities is great, ranging from the most simple solutions to extremely sophisticated ones. Our team at MB Heating & Cooling is happy to share our latest home automation offerings with you. We expect these to grow and change as time marches on.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and home automation technology have a great deal of potential to work together in the future. Automatic thermostats have been the precursor of smart thermostats for years, providing you with the ability to adjust your Illinois home’s temperature automatically based on the time of day or the day of the week.
Today, some home automation solutions allow temperature monitoring control to be managed remotely from smart phones or other mobile devices. In addition, temperature can be adjusted in a room that senses occupants or programmed to respect particular temperature zones depending on individual preferences.
Other smart solutions can including lighting adjustment and control as well as home security systems. More and more sensors are arriving on the market, providing homeowners around-the-clock monitoring of the appliances and systems in their homes, whether or not they are present.
Indoor Air Quality
As a society, most of us stay indoors the majority of the time. That’s why having good indoor air quality is more important than ever. Our professionals at MB Heating & Cooling want to be sure your Illinois home provides a healthy environment for you and your family. Our testing and remediation services can help you check your air quality and improve it.
Poor indoor air quality can result from a host of things including dust, pet dander, smoking, and viruses. In addition, cleaning products, paint, or carpet can release chemicals that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Long-term exposure to poor air quality may mean increased health problems or daily discomfort. If you are struggling with fatigue, respiratory distress, or ongoing allergies, you may be subject to indoor air quality issues.
Our experienced professionals can test the quality of your Jacksonville indoor air. If they discover potential issues, they may recommend things like cleaning your air ducts, changing your air filters, or installing an air purifier. They can also check for things like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have recently noticed your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system struggling to combat Mother Nature’s extreme temperatures in Illinois, you might want to consider calling for HVAC maintenance . A broken furnace or a damaged air conditioning unit can cause major discomfort and inconvenience in your Jacksonville home, and our team at MB Heating & Cooling would love to help you avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
When our professionals come in to check up on your system, your HVAC units will undergo a thorough analysis and tune-up. Our team will perform upkeep tasks such as changing your air filters, tightening electrical connections, and inspecting pressure where needed. By running an HVAC maintenance checkup, your system will be less likely to fail you when you need it most.
In addition to troubleshooting a problematic system, consider scheduling biannual HVAC maintenance sessions to be sure your home is prepared for both the summer heat and chilly winter temperatures. By taking good care of your system, you can save money by reducing high energy bills, keeping emergency repairs to a minimum, and extending the life span of your HVAC unit. Our trained experts would love to help you keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible across all four seasons.
Ready to consider investing in an HVAC maintenance checkup? Contact MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328 to learn more. Our team would be happy to come up with a maintenance plan that best suits your unique system at a manageable price. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Plumbing is one of those Illinois home necessary systems you heavily rely upon but fail to give it attention until there is a problem. You do not often think about the functionality of sinks, toilets, and water lines until they malfunction, but when they do, you want them to be fixed as quickly and easily as possible.
Our Jacksonville area team of plumbers is prepared to help you immediately deal with these messy issues.
Whether you are facing a simple problem such as a clogged drain or a leaky sink, or a major emergency like a broken water line, our MB Heating & Cooling plumbers are equipped with the experience and resources to help you. Our plumbers know quick, effective action is key to preventing future damage and ensuring customer satisfaction.
In addition, our professionals are familiar with installation and expansion of plumbing systems. If you are building a new house or adding a new bathroom onto your current residence, you want our help or advice with your plumbing projects. Having a proper understanding of plumbing’s complexities is the best way to avoid untimely mishaps in the future.
If you are in dire need of help now or, alternatively, you are just looking for a professional to perform a routine checkup, feel free to contact MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328. Our team is ready to answer your questions and efficiently address any plumbing problems you might have. Request plumbing service online today.
You may have had to deal with the unfortunate cold shower or the inability to run your dishwasher or laundry at the time you wanted to do it. The hot water you wanted was simply not there. Today, your options range far and wide to be sure your hot water needs can be met. Two major types of residential HVAC water heater are on the market today: tank and tankless.
Tank water heaters are still the most common, particularly in older homes. These are the type that may have run out of hot water while in use in the past in your Illinois home. Generally, these are heated by electricity, oil, or gas.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat up water exactly when you want it, on demand, regardless of how much or how little you need. You are also freed from the necessity of continually heating a large tank of water in your Jacksonville home. In addition to using traditional energy means to fuel these heaters, they can also utilize other alternative sources of energy such as geothermal, solar, and more.
When you are ready to update your home’s water heating solutions, whether it is a replacement, repair, or maintenance, our team at MB Heating & Cooling is always here for you—give us a call at 217-544-4328. Request water heater service online today.
It is easy to notice heating and cooling problems when they are obvious. Dripping walls and broken units get attention fast. However, lesser problems such as excess humidity can get ignored your Illinois home. What should you know about humidity in your home and when is it time to do something about it?
When the summer hits, humidity levels tend to rise with the heat. This creates an environment where allergens thrive. Mold and mildew can also start creeping into your Jacksonville home. One of the best ways to combat these irritants is by investing in a whole-house dehumidifier.
Whole-house dehumidifiers work together with your heating and cooling system to remove excess moisture. In addition to preventing mold, mildew and allergens, they can also keep your home cooler, reduce your heating and cooling costs, and remove dust from your home before it settles throughout the house. If you have pets, it can help with the dander as well.
As soon as you hear that unmistakable crack and your power shuts down, you probably start wondering what to do about the food in your refrigerator, how hot (or cold) the house might become over the next few hours, and whether you have clean clothes for the next workday. electricity is one of those things you take for granted until you do not have it anymore.
If you live in Jacksonville, Illinois, you know how frequently storms roll in. You are probably too familiar with the inconvenience that a power outage brings. Our team at MB Heating & Cooling recommends you consider investing in a standby, also called whole-house, generator that can power your home in the event of an outage.
A whole-house generator is simply a standby generator that is the right size for your unique home. By installing a transfer switch, you can automatically move your appliances and designated other systems to your generator from your main circuit board.
Smaller homes with limited electrical needs obviously have different electrical needs than larger homes. Different homes have different needs, so there is no-size-fits-all system.
Call MB Heating & Cooling at 217-544-4328 to get the scoop on whole-house generators. Our team is here to provide information and answer your questions. Request whole-house generator service today.
Consistently low humidity levels are not only a nuisance. They can negatively impact your health, home, and comfort in ways you may not realize until you no longer feel well, your wood floors shrink, or you can’t seem to keep your hands soft.
Maybe you can’t shake a series of colds that has been plaguing you all winter or the air feels sharp when you breathe. All these and more are symptoms of low humidity in Illinois homes.
One of the best ways to bring these levels back and keep them balanced is by installing a whole-house humidifier. This system will help boost your humidity levels and circulates balanced air through your Jacksonville home. Naturally, the optimum choice will depend on your existing HVAC system and what will fit your particular needs.
Zone Control Systems
Have you ever envisioned imaginary dollar bills just floating out of your home when you think about cooling or heating rooms not in use? This is actually what figuratively happens when there are specific parts of your Jacksonville home you don not use much but still heat and cool. Ideally, the rooms you are currently using are comfortable while the rest of your home is conserving energy. Up until recently, that was a difficult goal to achieve.
However, zone control systems are available today that allow you to do a better job of customizing your temperatures. Part of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, a zone control system allows you to operate several thermostats, each controlling the temperature of a different zone of your home. A zone control system automatically opens and closes the appropriate dampers to direct heating or cooling just where you want it in your Illinois home.
Our team at MB Heating & Cooling can provide more details and share the cost savings you can expect by installing a zone control system. Our trained professionals are well-versed in how to properly install, repair, and maintain a zone control system so it works effectively with your current HVAC system.